Legarda: Ensure implementation of laws, translate national plans, policies into local action to enhance resilience 

PR 04/22/2021

Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda called for greater solidarity, cooperation, and action in enhancing the country’s resilience in light of the intensifying effects of the climate crisis and the crippling effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.  “The massive scale…

Barbershops, salons to gradually reopen in GCQ areas

Katrina Hallare - Inquirer.net 05/31/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Barbershops and beauty salons are set to reopen as the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) has allowed the gradual resumption of their operations in areas under general community…

The Department of Culture inches forward 

Jobers Reynes Bersales 03/05/2020

Now on second reading, according to my sources, is a bill to finally create a Department of Culture, raising culture as a significant concern in governance and giving a cabinet seat to this oft-forgotten but vital component…

Cops looking for Swedish national accused of allegedly raping 27-year-old woman inside Cebu City hostel

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police are looking for a 24-year-old Swedish national, who is accused of raping a 27-year-old woman in a hostel in Cebu City. Joseph Daniel Arian, who owns a Swedish passport, is being pursued…

BI suspends travel agency for giving Chinese nationals with fake visas on arrival

Consuelo Marquez 01/21/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has suspended the accreditation of a travel agency for allegedly giving Chinese nationals fake visas on arrival. In a statement on Tuesday, Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said they have…

Cebu’s ‘LK’ Go on 3rd spot, keeps Nat’l Stroke Play Championship’s repeat bid alive

Mars G. Alison 01/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu’s lady golfers are keeping their hopes up as they placed third and fourth in the penultimate day of the National Stroke Play Championship held at the Riviera Golf and Country Club in…

Coast Guard says Japanese man didn’t die of drowning in Oslob

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The 52-year-old Japanese national who died while snorkeling in a whale shark-watching activity in Barangay Tanawan in Oslob town, southern Cebu on Thursday morning, January 2, 2020, did not drown, according to the…

American national found dead inside rented apartment in Dumaguete

Florence Baesa 12/02/2019

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental—An American national was found dead inside his rented apartment in Barangay Mangnao here on Monday evening, December 1, 2019. Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilfredo Alarcon, Dumaguete City Police Chief, said the body of Harold…

LoveYourself, Inc. celebrates National HIV Testing Day

Immae Lachica 11/19/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— LoveYourself, Inc., together with the Philippines Educational Theater Association (PETA), and several community-based organizations, celebrate National HIV Testing Day on November 23, 2019. The event is dubbed “Know Your Status and Play” and it’s…

Korean drives car into oncoming tricycle, hurts two

Norman V. Mendoza 10/22/2019

Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu—A tricycle driver and his passenger were hurt after the tricycle they were in was hit head on by a car driven by a Korean national at around 4 a.m. on Tuesday, October 22, 2019,…

Indian national shot dead in Lapu-Lapu

Norman Mendoza 10/11/2019

Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu–An Indian national was shot dead by a still unidentified person shortly before 12 noon on Friday, October 11, 2019, in Sitio Iba, Barangay Basak, Lapu-Lapu City.   The victim was initially identified by neighbors…

‘The World of Lapulapu’ to be tackled; Gray’s Visayan warrior-inspired costume to be displayed

Rosalie Abatayo 09/01/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — As the dates draw nearer for the quincentennial anniversary of the Battle of Mactan this 2021, the public may have the chance to picture Cebu and Cebuanos back in 1521. The National Quincentennial…

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